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PROUD PARTNERS

This program was created for those who understand our heritage as a Historically Black College educating historically marginalized and underserved people .
In becoming a Proud Partner , starting at $ 250 , supporters may display this logo in a number of ways . For example , on their company website or as a decal at their place of business .

YOUR PARTNERSHIP CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Our ‘ Proud Partner ’ logo was developed to promote Bluefield State ’ s proud heritage . Created by West Virginia Senate Bill 122 in 1895 as a “ high-graded school ” for African American girls and boys , Bluefield State became a fully accredited college in 1943 .
It , along with other Historically Black College and Universities ( HBCUs ), played a fundamental role in educating African Americans who went on to become educators , attorneys , doctors , engineers , and other professionals .
Then , as today , these young men and women were often the first in their families to attain a post-secondary education .
Your partnership supports our ability to provide quality educations and introduce job-ready graduates to eager employers .
For more information on becoming a proud partner , contact :
Keith Olson , Chief of Staff kolson @ bluefieldstate . edu
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